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Driver injured 6-month baby

An occupational therapist has admitted driving dangerously in an incident which left a six-month-old baby with serious injuries.

Rachel Breen (46), of Shenick Avenue, Skerries, Dublin, pleaded guilty at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court to dangerous driving causing serious bodily harm to an infant at Naul Road, Balbriggan, on October 6, 2012.

Judge Desmond Hogan remanded Breen on continuing bail for sentence before him on December 18, 2014.

Breeder held after dog attack

Five American Bulldogs being walked by their owner - who lost an arm when he was mauled last month - were not on leads when they seriously injured a dog walker, police said.

Breeder Stephen Potts, (48) was arrested on suspicion of having dogs that were dangerously out of control after a 63-year-old was bitten on the head and leg in Durham.

Also injured was a woman in her 60s, a friend of Mr Potts, who was walking his five dogs with him on an area of open land. She was bitten on the calf.

New hopes for cancer drug

A DRUG that kills cancer cells as they try to divide has shown "dramatic" results in early research, paving the way to potentially curative treatments.

In the laboratory, the drug, OTS964, eradicated aggressive human lung cancers transplanted into mice while producing few side effects.

The findings raise hopes of developing a revolutionary pill or injection that is effective against a wide range of diseases, including breast, brain, liver and bladder cancer, as well as some types of leukaemia. Human trials of OTS964 are expected to start as early as autumn next year.

Sub-search ships withdrawn

Sweden's military has withdrawn some of the ships taking part in a submarine hunt in the Stockholm archipelago.

Military spokesman Erik Lagersten said some of the naval assets returned to a naval base for "maintenance".

He rejected the move was a de-escalation, saying the operation continued with air, ground and some naval assets.